184 Fraser to Evatt

Cablegram 130 WELLINGTON, 13 August 1945, 11.20 p.m.

IMMEDIATE TOP SECRET AND PERSONAL

I agree that the exclusion of the British Dominions from the Council of Foreign Ministers is a matter for protest and further representations for this practical recognition of the sacrifices made by the Dominions in the European theatre. I am repeating to you my telegram to the Secretary of State on this subject [1], and I propose to send a further personal message to Attlee drawing attention in particular to the most unsatisfactory attitude adopted towards Australia and New Zealand in the Dominions Office reply to your telegram. [2]

1 Fraser's cablegram 229 to Addison, dispatched 13 August, (repeated to Evatt as 128), expressed agreement with Evatt's views given in Document 141. In AA : A3195, 1945, Folder, Inwards Most Secret Master Sheets, 1.26157.

2 Document 158.

[AA : A3195, 1945, FOLDER, INWARDS MOST SECRET MASTER SHEETS, 1.261551]